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IT Policies & Procedures

North Dakota State Board of Higher Education policies and North Dakota University System procedures govern the use of University System computing facilities, equipment, software, and data. The State Board of Higher Education also manages and regulates information technology planning and services for institutions under its control in keeping with state law.

Users of University System computing resources and network systems must comply with all applicable laws, policies and procedures. This includes computer usage, data processing or storage functions, servers, networks, input and output devices, computer programs and software.

University System computing facilities may not be used for illegal purposes or be used to enter or send material that is obscene, defamatory or intended to annoy, harass or alarm another person. Employees, students or other users who violate any of these policies or procedures will be subject to discipline and/or may be denied access to University System computing facilities.

The North Dakota University System Chancellor is delegated authority and directed to develop information technology planning, policies, standards, guidelines, and project management oversight and reporting in coordination with the state information technology department. NDUS information technology (IT) projects shall comply with established standards, guidelines, procedures, and processes.

An annual report concerning higher education information technology planning and services is prepared for the board. In addition, information on higher education information technology planning services and major projects are provided on request to the information technology committee.

The following policies and procedures apply to information technology:

Data Classification

1901.5 Data Element Dictionary – Data Quality and Integrity Policy

1901.5 Data Element Dictionary – Data Quality and Integrity Procedure

1901.2.1 Data Classification and Information Security Standard Procedure

1912.1 Information Security Procedures

1912.2 Student Records – Directory Information Procedure

1912.3 Employee Personal Information Procedure

1915 State Longitudinal Data System Procedure

Computing Facilities

1901.2 Computing Facilities Policy

1901.2 Computer and Network Usage Procedure

1902.1 Information Security Procedure

Information Technology Project Management

 1901.3 Information Technology Project Management Policy

1901.3 Information Technology Approval Process Procedure

Imaging Procedures

1901.4 Imaging Procedures

REFERENCE: N.D.C.C. Section 15-10-4